Wrexham Area Ministries

There are many opportunities to share your faith in the local town. These ministries are hosted by different churches but we work together to bring transformation in our area.

Trussell Trust - Food Bank

Wrexham Foodbank is part of Trussell Trust, they provide Emergency Food for local people in Crisis. The foodbank works on a voucher system where local frontline care professionals such as doctors or social workers are able to give vouchers to people in crisis. These are exchanged for 3 days food. The team will also take time to listen and signpost clients to further support.

There are many ways to get involved, which include, praying, sorting food, supermarket collections, making up food parcels, befriending and making tea and coffee. There is always a need for food donations. A number of members of The Community church are actively involved in this project.

If you would like to know more or get a food list please contact Wrexham Foodbank mobile number 07538 547971 or www.wrexham.foodbank.org.uk.

Street Pastors / Wrexham School Pastors

Street pastors was set up by the Ascension Trust back in 2006.  The work has been led by Gareth Jones from Christchurch and has been successfully working into Wrexham town centre from 10pm until the early hours of the morning.

Street Pastors is an inter-denominational Church response to urban problems, engaging with people on the streets to care, listen and dialogue. It was pioneered in London in January 2003 by Rev Les Isaac, and brought to Wrexham in 2006.

The team in Wrexham was set up by Ascension Trust and run by a local co-ordinator with support from Ascension Trust and local churches, in partnership with Police, Council and other statutory agencies.

On alternate Friday nights and every Saturday, a team is in Wrexham Town Centre from 10 pm until about 4am. 

While the street pastors are serving the community they have helped make the streets a safer place at night and provide support for individuals that might get into difficulties. A number of members of The Community Church are trained street pastors.

Also “Wrexham Schools Pastors” has been running a few years now, for more information please contact Gareth Jones.

If you are interested in training as a street pastor or a schools pastor you can contact Gareth Jones on 01978 354805.

XL-Mentoring

 

XLM is a project to support young people who are struggling to engage with mainstream education, we started XLM in Wrexham in 2015 and we are currently working into a local school. At XLM we believe that the issues many young people face today require a relational response and that mentoring a young person is a powerful way to see change happen. Started in 2008, XLP’s XL-Mentoring project (XLM) has proven highly effective in supporting young people choose to: Improve behaviours, self-esteem & life skills. Stay in school and succeed in education. Improve relationships with family, peers teachers and others in the community. Set goals for the future and work hard to achieve them

By meeting up with a young person outside of school each week for a minimum of 12 months, mentors have an opportunity to be a consistent and persistent role model who will have a positive and lasting impact upon their lives and futures.

If you would like some more information or would like to enquire about becoming a mentor then please contact Mike on 07903457524 or you can email him at xlmentoringwrexham@gmail.com.

Feeding the Roofless

This project was initiated in 2005 by YWAM and is now supported by a number of churches in the contact town. At weekends food is taken out into the town where during the year over 450 individuals received food and support. If you are interested in getting involved in the project call Karen Edwards of the Salvation Army on 01978 311076.

Impartial Pregnancy Advice Centre (IPAC)

IPAC - 6 people have completed "Pregnancy Crisis" and "Post-Abortion" Advisory training.  IPAC is affiliated to Pastoral Care UK as a "sole affiliated organisation" and is a member of Pregnancy Centres Network (PCN) - a registered charity offering mutual support and training to its members.